NBC plans to pull plug on WHDH-TV, Ed Ansin says

Ed Ansin has owned WHDH in Boston since 1993.

Globe Staff/File 2003

NBC will announce as early as today that it will end its affiliation agreement with Channel 7 starting next year, Ed Ansin said.

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Officials worked throughout the holiday period and into this week to nail down details about the potential move to the Seaport District.

US stocks pare early losses after China worries

Large US stocks rebounded from an early 300-point drop, paring about half their losses by late morning Thursday, after China stocks had plunged 7.2 percent overnight.

An investor remained in his seat as the display of stock market data was turned off at a securities brokerage house in Beijing.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Will the stock crash in China take down the US economy?

Whether the United States and the rest of the world can weather a Chinese slowdown without falling back into recession is unclear.

Move over, Lassie. There?s another hero dog in town

A terrier alerted an Orange police officer Tuesday by barking frantically, then led the officer down an icy 30-foot embankment. At the bottom, another terrier was trapped in the undergrowth.

Massachusetts launches digital health hub

The partnership among business leaders, government officials, and health care experts is meant to corner an estimated $32 billion market.

Yvonne Abraham

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It?s hard to believe Mayor Marty Walsh?s claim that fast-rising lawyer Sean O?Donovan isn?t getting special treatment.

Police officers secured a perimeter near the scene of a fatal shooting at a police station. Authorities say a man armed with a knife attacked the station before being shot to death by officers.

Man armed with knife shot, killed at Paris police station

The man was wearing a fake explosive vest when he attacked the station, officials said.

Police Commissioner to attend President Obama?s town meeting

William B. Evans said he is attending the event to continue Boston?s effort to cut down on the flow of illegal guns in the city.

Charles River Laboratories to acquire WIL Research

Charles River Laboratories International Inc. said Thursday it will pay $585 million in cash to acquire WIL Research Laboratories LLC.

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If anyone sees the dolphins on shore again, they are encouraged to call Nantucket police.


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The report from the Obama administration influences everything from government policy to restaurant trends.

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Lawmakers voted to repeal a state law requiring a driver?s license suspension for those convicted of drug crimes that have nothing to do with driving.

Boston Pride hockey player Denna Laing remains hospitalized

Late in the first period of the Outdoor Women?s Classic, she went headfirst into the boards at Gillette Stadium.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer?s Notebook

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The Red Sox? slugger will be eligible in 2021, and the electorate will have changed even more by then.

Michael Mullane, the firefighter's union stalwart, is seen in a 1971 photo in Dorchester.

George Rizer/Globe Staff/file

Michael Mullane, 68; union official fought on behalf of firefighters

Mr. Mullane was a Boston firefighter for more than 40 years and served on the union?s executive board for more than 30 years.

Movie Review

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Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, star Leonardo DiCaprio, and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki never quite elevate the movie to the level of myth they?re aiming for.

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Pastrnak has not played in the NHL since October, but has skated for the Providence Bruins and Czech Republic recently.


The perils of online dating when you?re over 40

There?s something unseemly about trawling for kindred spirits in a virtual sea of singles ? especially if you?re a guy.

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The wide receiver erected the temporary metal structure so that he can get to practice on time in a snowstorm.

Enea Culverson of Samsung displayed an app that can interact with the refrigerator behind her. Among key features are cameras that take photos of items in the fridge, so shoppers can update their list of items.

John M. Blodgett for The Boston Globe


Appliances getting smart enough to keep the household humming

After seeing the latest offerings at CES, it?s almost time to start taking computer-controlled appliances seriously.

Julian Edelman was injured in a game against the Giants in November.

Feet don?t fail them now? A look at an NFL scourge

What?s the science behind these injuries? How serious are they?

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It was not clear when the vandal or vandals defaced the number. Boston police said they could not locate any reports about the incident.

Letter from the publisher

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We recognize that you depend on us, and that we?ve let you down. We?re working around the clock to solve this.

Note to subscribers

Updated: Jan. 6, 4:09 p.m.

To our subscribers,

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Ground Game

ground game

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With about a month to go before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, there is an emerging political dynamic in both sides.

Globe investigations

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A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

 Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan, Feb. 25. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Thomas Peter/Reuters

The Big picture

The year 2015 in pictures: Animals

A selection of some of the best animal images from photographers around the world.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

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?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



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New Balance offers smartwatch at CES and Under Armour teams with IBM.



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Francesca Chaouqui believes she?s been a target since being named to a reform panel independent of the Vatican bureaucracy.